Category: Difference and Becoming

My own drawings and paintings embracing part 4 of the UVC course unit: Difference and Repetition as an interrogation of mark making and planes on an indifferent ground. By rejecting representational frameworks and conceptions, my artworks will establish meaning and forms through difference in the eye of the beholder.

Parallel Project ‘Difference and Becoming’ – new site and link

From some discussions in the OCA forum as well as my own reflection on how to proceed with my parallel projects, I decided to create a separate wordpress site/blog dedicated to my current project ‘Difference and Becoming’ in context of Deleuze and the ‘ruin of representation’ (Olkowski) Here the link to my seperate site: https://differencebecoming.wordpress.com  I will keep in the menu…

Parallel project: Further drawings on ‘Difference and Becoming’ (5)

After my smaller experiments on board with charcaol and shellac starting with abstract ground and eventually ended in discernible shapes and forms (with various responses from others) , I continued my journey on Deleuze’s path of exploring at larger scale (around 60-70 x 30 cm, thick matting paper). #07: Shellac and charcoal powder on paper (32 x 60 cm) – Fig.…

Parallel project: Drawings related to Deleuze ‘Difference and Repetition’ (4)

Based on initial gound preparation I continued with differentiation. My further markings describing differences, between each other and in itself. Without any preconceived idea of form I followed intuitively the ‘voice’ of the ground.   All drawing in charcoal, and/or ink, and/or shellac and/or acrylic paint on baord 24x18cm:   What happened?  My initial undifferentiated grounds, with random marks through…

'Drawing space', (c) StefanJSchaffeld, 2017

Parallel project: Communication with Jac Saorsa (3)

As mentioned in my earlier post, I found incidentally through TRACEY the work by Jac Saorsa, who worked on a project related to ‘Drawing out Deleuze’ and published a book (Narrating the catastrophe an artist’s dialogue with Deleuze and Ricoeur) as an interdisciplinary approach between art, humanities and philosophy. A book I got a copy and need to digest in…

'Drawing space', (c) StefanJSchaffeld, 2017

Parallel project: First moves on the ‘rising ground’ (2)

Working with shellac solution (lac, self-made) , charcoal (powder and stick), black ink. Using decalcomania technique for ‘transfer of ground’. All work on canvas board or matting board. Deleuze speaks of raising the ground (see exercise) and the nomadic nomos, as the decentralized multiplicity of viewpoints, an ungrounded ‘chaos’ in the sense that there is not any longer one dictating…

Parallel project: Drawings related to Deleuze ‘Difference and Repetition’ (1)

Over the last few days, I tried a different approach in my art practice parallel to this rather theoretical course, to experience how I could make visual sense out of my reading and researches. Visual decisions for mark making are not always conscious decisions, mostly not, and surely not to be considered as a 1-to-1 translation of philosophical thought into…